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Monday, September 26, 2016

Too late for our 2015 Halloween


PLUM STREET SAMPLERS: 

Jack's Sweet Shoppe: Olga's Tart! 

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Didn't make it in time for 2015 Halloween.
So here it is now...Drum roll please,
cause it is adorable.

It is 4" round.
I almost went blind on the small 36 count linen.
Instead, I have managed to loose my hearing...NO JOKE.
I hate hearing aids and not hearing like I used to, 
but better that than my eyes... 
I am thankful for small blessings.



An early HAPPY HALLOWEEN 

and Peace for all,

Barb

 

 


THIS IS B I G ~

This is my first really big punch needle project...
I L O V E  the design &
 the size did not discourage me.
It is "Autumn Sampler" by Doreen Frost.
Had to purchase a 17" Morgan Hoop.
Can't really tell much from this picture
as is in its very early stages.
I do have all the black done.
 Now it will all be fill-in with the orange...
 easy peasy
Here's an idea that may be helpful to you Punchin' Ladies.
I set my Punch Needle, "Floss Keep Pot" 
(Pots made by me, available on my Etsy)
and placed it up on this wooden pedestal.
It has been a tremendous help keeping the floss clear 
 and out of my way when rotating and turning the hoop during the punching process.  
I just might use this method for all my punchin'.

Looks like I just may be punching more biggies too...
gots to put that 17" hoop to work.

Thanks for visiting...Enjoy the week
Peace for all
God Bless America & the Donald too...
Keep safe everyone

Barb

Friday, September 16, 2016

"CROWS TREASURES"

This has been keeping me busy for the past few days.
I sketched out my idea with pencil and paper.
Then, making my idea become a reality.
Here it is...
"CROWS TREASURES"

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Included is the 4" round canvas coaster, painted    
with a spider's web and generously sealed.

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Punch Needle figures are
mounted on a vintage strainer.
All are hand sewn, gently stuffed.
 Backed with black felted wool.

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The Jack-O-Lantern on a stick is separate.
Can be used as a Pick for another display
(if so desired)

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He even has an 'ID' tag...
Sooo cute and very pleased with 
"CROWS TREASURES"

Yes, it is listed on my 
EBAY...

SALE PENDING...

 



Wednesday, August 17, 2016

HAPPY THOUGHTS & DOINGS

I DESPERATELY NEED A CHANGE OF PACE AND THOUGHTS.

How about a nice bowl of Strawberries???
 I have been collecting and making for a couple of years...
more so recently.  
These are such fun for me.
There are so many ways that you can embellish them...
that's the part I enjoy the most.
It's great deviation from the time consuming 
 'counted cross-stitch'. (I am a slow stitcher)
It's more like "instant gratification".

Here's one more shot of the same strawberries... 
just want to keep you bored with my mundane doings.
For now,
I'm Goin' to work on some of my Cross stitch...
Ooopps....Well, variety is good for what ails ya.

No More TV ... just prayers for those who need it.

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Peace & Blessings to all,
Barb

P.S. To previous post...Sad and Scary!

These were taken just before sunset, last night.
 Today more of the same...

Please PRAY for the people and animals...

'GOD BLESS AMERICA'

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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

2nd time in a week...

Last week it was the 'Pilot Fire'...
NOW














(Blue Cut fire)
The Cajon/Devore
We are being ravaged with soot, smoke, losses and sadness...The loss of animal life is overwhelming.  
Thank God, so far no human life has been lost...
Close calls but none so far.

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Pictures taken from our back yard.
We are on the East side of the Mojave River in 
Apple Valley, CA.  The river is underground, no surface water to be seen.  .I have been  told the Mojave River flows North and East, underground in most places, through Hesperia, Victorville, and Barstow...opposite of what rivers West of the 'Continental Divide' run.
So again, we spend our time indoors...
the air is too unhealthy.  
None-the-less, 
we have much for which to be Thankful...

~GOD BLESS US ALL~

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Monday, August 8, 2016

PUNCH NEEDLE ORNAMENTS

I am burnt out...
Almost finished...
2 of each = 8
Each design is a little different from the original 
Can you see the difference?
 Background fabric is NOT good, but I am burned out
sooo... it is what it is.
Will be making one more of each design
hopefully before Christmas. 
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We are having heavy smoke and ashes directly 
over our home from the 'Pilot Fire'.
It is burning on the  north side of San Bernardino Mtns.
Just below Lake Arrowhead.
We have no pine trees, just dried brush...still
very flammable.  Lucky for us we are on the East Shore of the Mojave  River...a lot of sand, NO  WATER, NO Trees,
Only the ones we planted ...7 to be exact. 
Over 4500 Acres have burned and it is VERY WINDY...
NOT A GOOD COMBINATION in 90 plus degree temps.
I am talking about two different kinds of burn outs...
my emotions and the really bad kind.
My emotions will subside, but these Fires are
devastating in so many ways...and recovery can be
painful and long term. 
So I pray for those who need it more than I.

Peace and Blessings for all,
GOD BLESS AMERICA
 * * *
Barb


Friday, July 22, 2016

KODY'S KROW #2 & Cone Flowers


'KODY'S KROW'

This one is rusty/black metal
Posing in our front yard holding a pail of 
'Succulent String of Bananas.'
Thanks, Marly...I just had to have him.

My Cone Flowers  are Blooming...
I Love these.

We will display some our 4th of July Flags all of July.
Welcoming everyone on the Bistro Table.
Thought I'd take these pictures before it reaches 106.

"God Bless America"
* * *
Peace to all.



Sunday, July 17, 2016

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

ADDING BUMBLE BEE PINS TO SUNFLOWER PIN CUSHION

JUST GOT THESE...
TOO CUTE TO NOT INCLUDE 2 OF THEM TO
 MY SUNFLOWER PINCUSHION / PINKEEP...
Go to my Earlier Listing for more info
on my OOAK, Sunflower Pin Cushion...

 They are made of hand blown glass...
I just had to have these. 


Hope you agree, they are soo sweet.



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Enjoy the day and keep KOOL...Peace for ALL,
Barb

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Tiny PIN CUSHION/KEEP and FLOSS KEEP POT


~So sweet & Tiny ~ 
~3" round pin cushion/keep~
Stuffed with crushed English Walnut Shells, 
mini pin cushion/keep.
Made to fit snugly inside the pot.
I have 3 left, using vintage, flowered, cocoa colored, homespun fabric.  
Added a Mother of Pearl, flower shaped button in the center. 

 Can be used as a stand alone,
tiny 3" round pin cushion/keep.

Great addition to your "Punch Needle Needfuls".

This "FARM FRESH", Floss Keep Pot 
with tiny, PIN CUSHION/KEEP

FOR SALE

$15.00 PLUS Shipping.   

If interested 
Click HERE

Thanks again for visiting...Love to get your thoughts on my Floss Keep Pots w/ Pin Cushion/Keep.

As always, Peace and may 


"GOD BLESS AMERICA"

Barb
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Saturday, June 25, 2016

A NEEDFUL FLOSS KEEP POT with LID

I have been working on these sweet, prim looking  
NEEDFUL FLOSS KEEP POTS 
for the last few days.  
I LUV Punch Needle Art, and have been inspired to do something for the floss to help keep it 
organized and out of the way while punching.
Sooo...
here is what I have been thinking & creating.
  Paper mache pots have been sealed 
and painted inside and out, 
top and bottom. 

A generous Center hole was added 
in the LID for the thread.  
The pot is 3" x 3" x 3" with enough 
room for more than one spool of floss...
one of which is then pulled thru the 
neat and tidy hole, 
ready to thread the punch needle.

Aged trim was secured to the lid's rim. 

The exterior of the bottom of the pot
was sealed & painted charcoal.


 I found various primitive prints that 
fit the project very nicely.


I am delighted (hope you are too) with how 
great these turned out...
surely to become a Puncher's Dream come true.
 
These would be terrific gifts for special 
'punching' friends 
OR 
Treat yourself Too.

FARM FRESH ~ SOLD
Let Freedom Ring-SHEEP ~ SOLD

Asking $12 each POT (PLUS SHIPPING)
(will combine shipping for additional items.)

...If interested...click HERE

momshoresbarb1@yahoo.com

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As always Peace to ALL,
Barb  

'GOD BLESS AMERICA'

Thursday, June 23, 2016

MY SUNFLOWER PINCUSHION ~ OOAK

I LOVE THIS PINCUSHION
It is securely mounted (NO glue) on a vintage, wooden, textile spool that is 4 1/2" tall.  
The wool is all hand dyed and felted...Sunflower center
 is 3 1/2" round and has been firmly stuffed with poly fil.  
Black, glass beads were added for extra interest.
Yellow sunflower petals radiate to a 7" diameter.
It is all firmly sewn and attached to the green wool
which is secured, again NO glue, to bakelite top of bobbin.



This has been handcrafted from my own pattern, 
~ OOAK ~



2 BUMBLE BEE PINS Included

Asking $36.00 ~ plus Shipping
If Interested...click HERE
momshoresbarb1@yahoo.com
(I accept PayPal, checks and M.O.s)

Enjoy the day ... PEACE for all,
...God Bless America...
Barb

Saturday, June 18, 2016

TRYING TO LEARN KNITTING ? ? ?

TRYING TO KNIT ? ? ?
This is a 'Tasha Tudor Kindred Spirit Shawl'...
I have admired her art and 1900's way of life (although not for me as I like the modern conveniences too well).  

Tasha Tudo'rs hand knit shwla

For those who are not familiar she lived in Vermont Without running water, had a well, No electricity, used candles and lanterns and cooked over her wood burning stove & fireplace...so they say and it is written as such.


Here she is knitting and wearing one of her shawls and this is the design I am striving for.
It is just a big triangle that is wrapped around shoulders, secured with a shawl kind of pin to keep you warm and cozy during those bitter cold winter months just like in VT. 
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My counted cross stitching is progressing very slowly, 
in between learning to knit.
There are way too many eyelet stitches that really slow me down.  but, that's what I get for not looking closer, before I decided to do this...I really like the sampler look. 
It is a SAL pattern from Blackbird Designs.

I try to get some of it done daily and knit a little bit daily...Just does not always work out.
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Just wanted to say Hi and for the Dads to
Enjoy the Father's Day weekend ahead...
We are staying home and kicking back as they say.
Maybe BBQ if not too windy and HOT (104 degrees).
 Peace for Everyone,
Barb

Monday, June 6, 2016

GOD BLESS AMERICA


JUNE 6, 1944
THE INVASION of NORMANDY

... History D Day The Longest Day Public Domain Clip Art Photos and Images

MAY THEY REST IN PEACE
A COMRADE IN ARMS
KNOWN BUT TO GOD

AMEN